ESA RN 32
4th Midterm Conference

Brussels will host the 4th MidTerm Conference of the European Sociological Associations’s Research Network 32 on Political Sociology with the theme: (Dis)locating EUrope: Conflicts, challenges and changes. The Brussels-based organizers include the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Institute of European Studies and Political Science Departments) the Université libre de Bruxelles, the Université Catholique de Louvain and the Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles. Sessions will be held in academùic surroundings in downtown Brussels.

The ESA Political Sociology research network (RN32) is a site for debate on the ongoing transformation of political order and authority in Europe.

With an aim to stimulate the study of the European polity with insights from sociology on the relations between the polity, people and policy, the network organizes concentrated mid-term conferences to highlight new research themes and stimulate in-depth discussions.

The 4th ESA RN-32 mid-term conference aims to bring together researchers working within a European political sociological perspective to illuminate four sets of topics within the theme of conflicts, challenges and changes to European transnationalizing or re-nationalizing societies. Papers using a range of methodologies and interdisciplinary approaches confronting normative conceptions of Europe are of interest.

Consult the section Call for panels and papers for details on submission of panel proposals and individual papers.

Important Deadlines


  • Submission of Proposals: APRIL 29 2016.
  • Notification: Mid JUNE 2016

Wallonie - Bruxelles